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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding licensing cannabis distributors Heavy Metals Testing contaminant free informational panel manufacturing BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Premises diagram transport cannabis goods to retailer Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) A-license and an M-license minimum standards for extraction processes Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control mandated warning statements Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch volatile solvent Licensee Lookup Tool manned motor vehicle M-license sampling standards requiring refrigeration Cannabinoids Testing Mechanical temporary license testing methods packaging and labeling requirements separate applications disclosure of all criminal convictions manufacturer's name Owner LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Licensees manufacturing activities Retailer (Type 10) 600 foot radius of a school Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods local jurisdiction authorization three cannabis licensing authorities allergen information meat and seafood, and other products California Public Records Act comply with all packaging and labeling requirements vape cartridges disposal and destruction methods Financial information inventory laboratory quality assurance unique ID/batch number inventory and quality control licensed cannabis cultivators Bond in the amount of $5,000 online licensing system Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) security commercial cannabis activity cannabis industries highly-concentrated oils or waxes waste disposal payable to the state of California 2018 fines Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control transportation and security property for the commercial cannabis activity Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities CO2 and ethanol extractions Transition Period supply chain aggregate interest of 20% or more edibles packaging opaque testing lab California Department of Public Health public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis waste Temporary License Application persons 21 years of age or older Premises Diagram manufacturers who package for other producers MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH sanitary workplaces Vehicle Requirements Distributor Transport Only certified by a California-licensed engineer manufacturing cannabis products Form # CDPH-9041 some nutritional facts local jurisdiction 2018 regulations limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Labor peace agreement licensed cannabis manufacturers commercial cannabis manufacturers Mycotoxins Testing amount of sodium Criminal History transporting cannabis goods entry into the legal, regulated market child-resistant packaging nonlaboratory quality control ingredient list Moisture Content Testing Premises Information no infusion of nicotine tinctures alcoholic beverages shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit annual license application no added caffeine packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Carbon Dioxide (CO2) exit packaging Operating Procedures 2018 updates tamper-evident diagram of the business’s layout onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods 2018 resolutions 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market product formulation loan provided to a commercial cannabis business sales of cannabis goods testing of cannabis goods Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Financial Interest infusion Butane/Hexane/Propane retailers M-licensees medicinal and adult-use markets 2018 problems transportation of cannabis goods conditional license Application Checklist MCSB’s temporary license application commercial cannabis manufacturing in California Distributor transport cultivation Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates public health and safety CDTFA seller’s permit medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Manufacturing (non-volatile) remove THC/CBD regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis licensed physical location (premises) Physical address Personnel Requirements capsules Business Organizational CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises no infusion of alcohol manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Retailer (nonstorefront) investment into a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis microbusinesses amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package extracts final form re-sealable Cultivation less than 10,000 2018 important information period of 120 days finished product Transport vehicles alarm system Microbusiness persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business contaminants opaque exit package Local Authorization cannabis training amount of THC content cannabis adult-use products consumption of alcohol or tobacco Licensee Information regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery 2018 issues track and trace system purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands manufacture cannabis products Proposition 65 concentrate topicals small product packaging Arranging for laboratory testing Percentage of ownership chain of custody Business Information Foreign Material Testing designated structure Industrial Hemp Advisory Board packaging evidence of rehabilitation medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together edible products CDPH-9041 licensed cannabis distributors THC levels licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories licensing scheme secured area local jurisdiction’s requirements valid waiver 2018 recent news Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers Cannabis Manufacturing product as a candy prohibited inhalable cannabis government warning statement label Seller’s permit number distributors operating procedures recordkeeping 2018 revisions A-license operating premises shipping manifest conducting quality assurance review child-resistant outer package Type S share facility space waste management laws Individual Owner primary panel requirements health impacts of cannabis stickers ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation exception for testing laboratories Completed Temporary License Application Form disposal Temporary event up to 4 days at least 20% ownership interest supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products Proposed Section 40133 sanitary and hazard-free environment Track and Trace basic nutritional information storage of cannabis goods destruction of cannabis goods regulatory framework Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) onsite consumption of cannabis goods microbusinesses manufacturing practices Edibles– Products commercial cannabis products dried flower cannabis cultivation licensing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) potentially-hazardous foods Extractions using CO2 ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS carbohydrates and fat per serving supplemental label 100 mg of THC per package hydrocarbon-based solvents MCSB Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 paper inserted into the packaging commercial kitchens Local Authorization Attachment Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) required limits A-licensees licensed premises cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) good manufacturing practices convicted of a substantially related crime Terpenoids Testing compliance with regulations Temporary Cannabis Event highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin Ethanol surety bond Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) hang tag or a peel-back label licensing cannabis retailers shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company cannabis market protocol written procedures for inventory control 2018 compliance The California Department of Public Health's 2018 proposed changes 120 days cannabis event organizer license CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing emergency regulations 2018 laws access to the area(s) cannabis plants Food-grade Butter/Oil local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations Local Issuing Authority Identifying information limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package definition of owner Local Jurisdictions periods of 90 days extensions 600-foot radius of a school 2018 new laws Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 cannabis cartoons The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) transportation Temporary License Application Information labeling Live Scans for each owner quality control procedures for inventory control identity of the product managing member loop system pre-made or purchased Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles activity for a period of 120 days member manager the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) sugar list of artificial food colorings an officer or director of a cannabis business product guidelines Fingerprints Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch state cannabis licensing packaging and labeling cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale license review process commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises premises diagram medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity secondary packaging extraction financial interest holder labels not be attractive Category II Residual Pesticides Testing structure and formation documents motor carrier permit must enter certain events equity interest in a commercial cannabis business security and cannabis waste disposal compliance with local jurisdiction Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use or both markets tobacco products testing laboratories Water/Food-grade Dry Ice ownership premises is not within a Government secondary package Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 Bond and Insurance Information health claims A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity adult-use commercial cannabis activity CDPH-issued universal symbol cannabis sales and/or consumption commercial cannabis manufacturing at least 99% purity shared-use manufacturing facilities scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) and more.

In addition, Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Volatile solvent Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Raw material Actual yield Specialty Outdoor Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Quarantine MCSB 90-day extension periods UID Small Indoor Specialty Indoor Type 11 (Distributor) Theoretical yield M-license cannabis concentrates Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Allergen cross-contact alternate use of a manufacturing premises Monitor Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Nonmanufactured cannabis product Pest Batch cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Package Cultivation Distribution Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Outdoor cultivation Manufacture Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Preventive controls Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Verification Environmental pathogen infused butters and oils as concentrates Bureau Small Outdoor Adult-use Market Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Serving Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Component Quality control personnel Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 10 (Retailer) track and trace system Type N – for infusions Hazard Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Holding adulteration Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Nursery Personnel Processing aid package flower or pre-rolls Type 12 (Microbusiness) Allergen DPH-17-010E Commercial cannabis activity Net weight Mature plant Specialty Cottage Outdoor Mixed-light cultivation Type P Packaging & Labeling Only THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Informational panel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Process Kief Wet weight Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Track and trace system Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Proposition 65 warning statement THC Type P – for packaging and labeling only products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Processor Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Ingredient Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Premises Medium Indoor Track-and-trace systems Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Watts per square foot Unique identifier Adulterated Harvest Batch Lot Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Applicant CBD Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Flowering Canopy Mixed-light Tier 2 Cultivation site Primary panel Topical cannabis product Cannabis product In-process material Medium Outdoor list of cannabis manufacturers Processing Department Sanitize Pathogen Edible cannabis product Immature plant Request for Live Scan Universal symbol Finished product CBD from industrial hemp infused pre-rolls Mixed-light Tier 1 Nonvolatile solvent Quality Quality control operation Limited-access area Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Adequate Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Manufacturer licensee Indoor cultivation Infusion Specialty Cottage Indoor Microorganisms Dried flower Extraction Labeling Licensee Product Identity Contact surface Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Qualified individual Validation Pre-roll Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 and more.


Last updated on December 11, 2018



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